Jon Jones has stood toe to toe with every fighter he has faced with the exception of Vladimir Matyushenko which he took to the ground right away. If you watch the video, although Lyoto did win the first round, Jones connected with a straight left that cause Lyoto to take the fight to the ground. From there he elbowed him opening the gash on his head which was the beginning of the end. Jones is a wrestler first, but no one has had an answer to his hybrid muay thai / boxing skills. He has never lost a round fighting on his feet until he faced the complexity of Machida’s karate. When he was in danger he didn’t shoot Machida for a take down, he stood up to him and clocked him. Please don’t comment in any forum again.
"That was the hardest thing, too. You know, there's no way if I thought there was any possibility of it showing up, that I would have taken the fight. I finally get the opportunity I've been begging for in vain for so long. I thought I'd go out there and put on a better fight, but then stuff like this happens. It's like I came to his house and took a shit on his carpet. It just kills me. I'm like, 'Come on, Dana, give me this opportunity,' and then I make him look like that. I'm really sorry. Dana and Lorenzo, I love those guys. I always wanted to be a part of the UFC and I always thought of it as the coolest thing ever and I worked really hard outside of the Octagon with all the TV work I've done, the merchandising, appearances, all the PR, going around talking to kids at school, going to boys' homes. That was really important to me, to be part of the UFC in ways other than fighting. That's been hardest thing for me. I worked so hard over the years doing all those things to kind of give myself a home in the UFC outside of the actual fighting part of it, and I feel I ruined that."
Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar is a duo of fights starting in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter 1 contest which received national acclaim, and was highly regarded among fans as one of the most exciting, greatest and memorable fights in the history of not only the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) but of mixed martial arts (MMA) in general. The bout was voted fight of the year by a poll of over 19,000 readers of the website ,  and was recognized as the 2005 Shoot Match of the Year by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter . The fight was credited by Dana White as the "most important fight in UFC history".  The fight was also voted the greatest fight in UFC history in 2009.